The definition of insanity is to do the  same thing over and over again,    and expect different results.”                ...
Being a commonerBreaking disempowering     relationsships      Silke Helfrich   (inspired by Monica Sharma)
#1 brilliant analyses and logical frameworks aenecessary but insufficient for sustainable change     there is a set of u...
# 1 Strategies for Change and Results:          Partial, Fragmented                Technical                Solutions     ...
US National Instituteof Health / PD                        Wikimedia Commons by: LeJean Hardin and Jamie Payne            ...
# 1 Strategies for Change and Results:          Partial, Fragmented               Logframes &                 analysis    ...
First exerciseName a few conflicts in the commons, that you havebeen dealing with or that you currently have to deal      ...
First exercise  What is the problem you want to solve in this                    conflict?What are the system factors, tha...
# 1 Strategies for Change and Results:          Partial, Fragmented               Logframes &                 analysis    ...
# 1 Strategies for Change and Results:          Partial, Fragmented               Logframes &                 analysis    ...
# 2 Breakthrough Change and Results:          manifesting results            Being a Commoner                Logframes &  ...
# 2 Breakthrough Change and Results:          manifesting results            Being a Commoner                Logframes &  ...
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HIV/AIDS Epidemic• SEX• FEAR• SHAME• DEATH• DENIAL• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
HIV/AIDS Epidemic• SEX• FEAR• SHAME• DEATH                    POWER• DENIAL• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
HIV/AIDS Epidemic• SEX• FEAR• SHAME• DEATH• DENIAL• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
Conflict in the commons  FEAR• SHAME• DEATH• DENIAL                          POWER• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
It is not just a technical problem to resolve.It is not just about the right framework to beapplied.It is not just about „...
It is not just a technical problem to resolve.It is not just about the right framework to beapplied.It is not just about „...
Solutions and Shifts working with everybody involved, insteadof only adressing institutional/ technical or             men...
# 3 Being a Commoner    Leadership requires toSEE Patterns for Systems Change  We are “ Patterns Makers”   Not only proble...
# 3 Being a Commoner Being a commoner requires toSEE Patterns for Systems Change  We are “ Patterns Makers”   Not only pro...
# 3 Being a Commoner through Principled              Pattern MakingWho do I need to make this happen?→ What are the inner ...
Second exercisediscovering your inner space (which is not      conceptual, but experiential)         What do you stand for?
compassion                         freedomvalues, that you embody?                 .....   ju                          cou...
compassion                         freedomcore vs. received values?                 .....   ju                          co...
How to bridge analysis/activism and          the inner space?
Third exercise How to bridge separation through activecommunication as part of decision making               processes    ...
Background ConversationsAs human beings we constantly havebackground conversations, whether weare aware of them or not. Be...
• Right/Wrong• Agree/ Disagree• Find the Flaw• Not Responsible• Us/Them• Either/Or• Not Enough
Commoners ListenThink of sth you did you are proud of and share               it with a partner...
My last ideas ...•   Our ideas can be easily replicated    throughout the world without doing    harm to anybody nor to na...
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Silke being a commoner

  1. 1. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again, and expect different results.” Rita Mae Brown
  2. 2. Being a commonerBreaking disempowering relationsships Silke Helfrich (inspired by Monica Sharma)
  3. 3. #1 brilliant analyses and logical frameworks aenecessary but insufficient for sustainable change there is a set of universal principles which we have to unravel, to respect and to defend – in social practice, politics, legal frameworks etc we have to be commoners we can act and design projects in an ethical way and in accordance to the principles of commoning
  4. 4. # 1 Strategies for Change and Results: Partial, Fragmented Technical Solutions Immediate factors
  5. 5. US National Instituteof Health / PD Wikimedia Commons by: LeJean Hardin and Jamie Payne derivative work: Jarl Arntzen (talk)
  6. 6. # 1 Strategies for Change and Results: Partial, Fragmented Logframes & analysis Technical Solutions Immediate factors Systems Factors
  7. 7. First exerciseName a few conflicts in the commons, that you havebeen dealing with or that you currently have to deal with. Choose one!
  8. 8. First exercise What is the problem you want to solve in this conflict?What are the system factors, that make this conflict persist and that need to be changed?
  9. 9. # 1 Strategies for Change and Results: Partial, Fragmented Logframes & analysis Technical Solutions Immediate factors Systems Factors
  10. 10. # 1 Strategies for Change and Results: Partial, Fragmented Logframes & analysis Technical Solutions Immediate factors Systems Factors
  11. 11. # 2 Breakthrough Change and Results: manifesting results Being a Commoner Logframes & analysis Technical Solutions Immediate factors Systems Factors Underlying Factors
  12. 12. # 2 Breakthrough Change and Results: manifesting results Being a Commoner Logframes & analysis Technical Solutions Immediate factors Systems Factors Underlying Factors
  13. 13. ?
  14. 14. HIV/AIDS Epidemic• SEX• FEAR• SHAME• DEATH• DENIAL• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
  15. 15. HIV/AIDS Epidemic• SEX• FEAR• SHAME• DEATH POWER• DENIAL• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
  16. 16. HIV/AIDS Epidemic• SEX• FEAR• SHAME• DEATH• DENIAL• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
  17. 17. Conflict in the commons FEAR• SHAME• DEATH• DENIAL POWER• STIGMA• SILENCE• DISCRIMINATION
  18. 18. It is not just a technical problem to resolve.It is not just about the right framework to beapplied.It is not just about „being a commoner“ It is all at once!
  19. 19. It is not just a technical problem to resolve.It is not just about the right framework to beapplied.It is not just about „being a commoner“ It is all at once!More than a framework-shift, it is an art todesign and implement projects who adress alllevels at the same time.
  20. 20. Solutions and Shifts working with everybody involved, insteadof only adressing institutional/ technical or mental problems Be HIV-positive must be possible and not a stigma
  21. 21. # 3 Being a Commoner Leadership requires toSEE Patterns for Systems Change We are “ Patterns Makers” Not only problem solvers “Criticise by Creating Alternatives” John MacKay, CEO Whole Foods
  22. 22. # 3 Being a Commoner Being a commoner requires toSEE Patterns for Systems Change We are “ Patterns Makers” Not only problem solvers
  23. 23. # 3 Being a Commoner through Principled Pattern MakingWho do I need to make this happen?→ What are the inner values/energies I need forchange?How to bridge analysis and the inner space?
  24. 24. Second exercisediscovering your inner space (which is not conceptual, but experiential) What do you stand for?
  25. 25. compassion freedomvalues, that you embody? ..... ju courage st ic e
  26. 26. compassion freedomcore vs. received values? ..... ju courage st ic e
  27. 27. How to bridge analysis/activism and the inner space?
  28. 28. Third exercise How to bridge separation through activecommunication as part of decision making processes How do we listen?
  29. 29. Background ConversationsAs human beings we constantly havebackground conversations, whether weare aware of them or not. Being awareof one’s own conversations allows usmore freedom of thought and action.
  30. 30. • Right/Wrong• Agree/ Disagree• Find the Flaw• Not Responsible• Us/Them• Either/Or• Not Enough
  31. 31. Commoners ListenThink of sth you did you are proud of and share it with a partner...
  32. 32. My last ideas ...• Our ideas can be easily replicated throughout the world without doing harm to anybody nor to nature, nor to future generations. If they do, they are not good enough.• In our inner space lies a core energy of commoning.• If commoners are principled pattern makers, then the most important question to address is: What are the principles of commoning?

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